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The first round of the French Open 2023 kicks off with a thrilling clash between Filip Krajinovic and Frances Tiafoe. Both players are ready to showcase their skills and battle it out on the prestigious clay courts of Roland Garros. Read our ATP French Open predictions in this article.
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Filip Krajinovic vs Frances Tiafoe – Match Predictions
- 1 Filip Krajinovic vs Frances Tiafoe – Match Predictions
- 2 Filip Krajinovic vs Frances Tiafoe Preview
- 3 Filip Krajinovic vs Frances Tiafoe Match Details
Filip Krajinovic to Win
In their head-to-head encounters, Krajinovic maintains a strong lead of 3-1 against Tiafoe. This includes a perfect 2-0 record on clay and a notable victory at the French Open. Although Krajinovic has struggled in 2023, his preference for clay surfaces makes him a formidable opponent for Tiafoe. Additionally, the American’s track record in the early stages of Roland Garros, getting out at the first hurdle in six of his last seven campaigns here adds another layer of advantage to Krajinovic’s favour.
3-1 to Filip Krajinovic vs Frances Tiafoe
While Tiafoe may be considered the favourite overall due to his recent consistency, Krajinovic’s superior head-to-head record and Tiafoe’s susceptibility to early-round defeats indicate that the match outcome will heavily depend on Krajinovic’s performance on the day. However, it will not be an easy day out on the court for the Serbian against Tiafoe. The American will test his wits and drag him to the deep end. Based on this, we expect a 3-1 victory for Krajinovic, who will take the win bu not before being bruised by Tiafoe in the battle.
Filip Krajinovic vs Frances Tiafoe Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the French Open.
Filip Krajinovic’s hopes of ending his losing streak in clay court events were shattered in Geneva. He went up against Adrian Mannarino, who was also struggling with a winless streak on clay. Unfortunately, Mannarino came out on top in straight sets, adding to Krajinovic’s disappointing run on clay this season. Despite facing difficulties with a win-loss record of 7 wins and 14 losses, Krajinovic has shown some positive signs during the clay swing. He won sets against strong opponents like Roberto Bautista Agut, Christopher O’Connell, and Dusan Lajovic. Additionally, he reached the semifinals in a Challenger event held in Prague earlier this month.
Frances Tiafoe has been playing consistently well since the latter part of 2022. This improved consistency has allowed Tiafoe to show his skills and do well in more important competitions. He even won sets against the eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz at the US Open, impressing with wins at the Australian Open, and gave a tough fight at the Indian Wells. These achievements have helped him earn more points and move closer to breaking into the top 10 of the ATP rankings. However, Tiafoe has had a tough time at the French Open in the past, losing in the first round six out of seven times, he may have more confidence this year.
Filip Krajinovic vs Frances Tiafoe Head to Head
Duels between Filip Krajinovic and Frances Tiafoe have gone in one direction, in favour of the Serbian star. Krajinovic holds a 3-1 lead in their duels and has beaten Toafoe at the 2019 French Open.
Filip Krajinovic vs Frances Tiafoe Match Details
- When will this match start? This match starts not before 13:00 GMT on 29 May.
- What is the prize money for Roland Garros in 2023? The Men’s Singles winner will take home €2.3 million apiece.
- Who are the top seeds of the French Open? Carlos Alcaraz is the top seed in men’s singles events.
- Where can I watch French Open 2023 in the UK? This match can be viewed on Eurosport by fans in the United Kingdom
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